EPA/HUD Model Renovator Training Course
EPA/HUD Model Renovator Course
Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair, and Painting
(Instructor Manual EPA-740-R-09-001)
(Student Manual EPA-740-R-09-002)
This course was developed by the EPA, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to train renovation, repair, and painting contractors how to work safely in housing with lead-based paint and comply with EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, and HUD's Lead Safe Housing Rule. Below are links for the initial renovator model training course materials.
This course supersedes the lead-safe work practices courses titled Lead Safety for Remodeling, Repair, and Painting (EPA 747-B-03-001/2) and Minimizing Lead-based Paint hazards During Renovation, Remodeling, and Painting (EPA 747-B-00-005/6).
On this page you will find:
Training manuals. These are complete printing files that include: cover, spine, modules, and appendices.
Source files. The PowerPoint files of each module are provided for presentation purposes. The PowerPoint and Word source files are also included so that the course can be updated to include pertinent state and local requirements.
- Module 1: Why Should I Be Concerned About Lead Paint?
- Module 2: Regulations
- Module 3: Before Beginning Work
- Module 4: Contain Dust During Work
- Module 5: During the Work
- Module 6: Cleaning Activities and Checking Your Work
- Module 7: Recordkeeping
- Module 8: Training Non-Certified Renovation Workers
Note 1: The instructor course modules are a combination of Word and PowerPoint files. The left side of each page are instructor notes in Word, and the right side of each page include a slide and student notes in PowerPoint. The Student course modules are made up of the PowerPoint files only.
Note 2: Module 1 includes two video files. You must download both video files and save them in the same directory as the PowerPoint file for the videos to work correctly.
- Appendix 1: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Regulation (40 CFR Part 745)
- Appendix 2: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Requirements (PDF) | en español (PDF)
- Appendix 3: Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers and Schools (PDF) | en español (PDF)
- Appendix 4: Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right (PDF) | en español (PDF)
- Appendix 5: Steps to Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting (PDF) | en español (PDF)
- Appendix 6: Hands-on Exercises (PDF) | en español (PDF)
- Appendix 7: State and Local Regulatory Requirements (Note: this Appendix is intentionally blank to allow training providers to add applicable state and local regulations.)
- Appendix 8: Regulatory Status of Waste Generated by Contractors and Residents from Lead-Based Paint Activities Conducted in Households (PDF) | en español (PDF)
- Appendix 9: Paint Chip Sample Collection Guide (PDF) | en español (PDF)
- Appendix 10: For more information (PDF) | en español (PDF)
Summary of Updates/Corrections
- October 4, 2011. The course has been significantly revised to address regulatory changes and feedback on course content.
- October 20, 2011. Appendix 2 was revised to remove an incorrect regulatory reference. Also, in the instructor module 3 Word file, page 3-5 was modified to remove an incorrect reference to using a lead painted surface.
- July 12, 2012. The Test Kit Documentation Form (page A6-11) that appears in Module 3 and Appendix 6 was replaced. The new version includes a field to record the date each test was taken. Also, page 2 of Module 7 was updated to clarify which of the documents a firm must retain; only the renovators training certificates must be available on the jobsite.